33. 8/27/2013 - At least there's music.
It was time for another big chemo treatment of Vincristine, Actinomycin-D and the dreaded Cyclophosphamide (VAC). If you remember from an earlier post, that meant Hattie needed to be fully hydrated before treatment started and had to receive IV fluids for a day after treatment ended. This time we were brave and would be taking the IV fluids home with us to administer overnight.
Before we could get to that, we had to get the kid hydrated. Hattie was again "The Camel" and would not pee and the nurse couldn't test her hydration level. It was a long day in clinic while we waited for the Camel. We played music, watched some TV and I'm pretty sure she took a nap to delay things.
Hydration levels finally checked out and we were good to start chemo. This chemo was a bit rough on her stomach and she threw up a couple times. She was pretty snoozy and cuddly the rest of treatment. We went over the home hydration system as chemo finished up and then we were out the door with a hydration backpack, worried that we could damage her kidneys if something went wrong...